July 17, 2012
Pallywood Art: Exhibition Displays Fake Artwork By 'Children'
(Original art? Left, 2009 cartoon by Carlos Latuff, and, right, spontaneous artwork by a child in Gaza.)
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is sponsoring an art exhibit with works they claim are done by children ages 5 - 14. Art experts agree that either these children are extraordinarily gifted beyond even the likes of Michelangelo or the works are fake:
...the sponsoring organization, the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) claims that the pictures were drawn by children from 9 to 11 years of age. That’s nonsense. Look at the drawing above. Note how the viewer’s eye is drawn to the slightly off-center focal point, the child cowering in the corner, the suggestion of despair evoked by the black shading around him. Look at the effective representation of the soldier’s face with a few strokes. Look at the sureness of the lines, the bold strokes. Whoever drew this was either an adult artist or a remarkable prodigy, sophisticated both artistically and politically.
As an Art non-Expert, it is difficult for me to determine whether the artworks are truly by children or not. As many others with much more experience have pointed out, the techniques seem far too advanced for children.
Below the fold, I found a few more pieces in the exhibit that are suspect. What do you think?
"A Martyr's Scream" by Aisha bint Jamr, age 9
"My Mother Exposed By Zionists" by Mahed ibn Rassol, age 12
"A Starry Night In Gaza" by Abdul ibn al Hamed, age 7
Nah. Seems legit to me.